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front bench

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a. the foremost bench of either the Government or Opposition in the House of Commons
b. the leadership (frontbenchers) of either group, who occupy this bench
c. (as modifier): a front-bench decision
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"In light of this information, regretfully, Deputy O Cuiv's continued membership of the Party's front bench is no longer tenable.
However, in July she rejoined the front bench as shadow international development minister.
Mr Rees said: "Adam Price has chosen to maintain a private financial interest in a London-based property development group at the same time as he has a front bench role for Plaid Cymru in which he calls on the Welsh Government to make infrastructure investments.
MPs who returned to the front bench after resigning earlier in the year include South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, the new Shadow Minister for Children and Families.
However, there are also many North East MPs in the Shadow Cabinet and front bench.
Ms Haigh, who has moved from being a shadow Cabinet Office minister to a post in Tom Watson's shadow culture, media and sport team, had even been sent a letter from Mr Corbyn thanking her for staying on the front bench after the wave of resignations which saw scores of senior MPs depart in June.
Mr Corbyn said: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of 21 MPs to our front bench, 14 of whom are women and four of whom are from the black and minority ethnic community.
In his role councillor Forbes will represent over 6,000 labour councillors and 371 labour groups in Westminster to the Government and the labour front bench.
MIDDLESBROUGH MP Andy McDonald has been given a seat on Labour's front bench following Jeremy Corbyn's latest reshuffle.
DELYN MP David Hanson has resigned from Labour's front bench after being appointed to chair debates in Westminster Hall.
THE woman who behind the first "people's question" as part of Jeremy Corbyn's new-look PMQs said the Tory front bench looked like "bunnies for the pot".